TV processors tailored for the web

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Opera brings Sigma customers rich web content solution

Las Vegas - January 9, 2014

Opera Software and Sigma Designs (NASDAQ: SIGM), a leading provider of System-on-Chip (SoC) solutions for home entertainment, connectivity and converging multimedia delivery, today announced that the Opera Devices SDK will land in Sigma Designs’ Smart TV processors.

Opera partnered with Sigma in 2013 to demonstrate Opera's TV web products for Sigma Designs’ Smart TV processors. Now, by licensing the TV technology powered by Opera’s SDK, Sigma offers TV and device manufacturers web solutions that can be easily integrated into their products, bringing end users a great web experience and highly entertaining web services.

“By licensing the Opera Devices SDK, Sigma will be able to meet the complex needs of TV manufacturers, who want to design different engaging web options easily,” says Aneesh Rajaram, Senior Vice-President for TV & Devices, Opera Software. “We are looking forward to seeing the first results of our cooperation, which will satisfy content-hungry viewers, who are looking for a premium Smart TV experience.”

"Sigma chose to partner with Opera to enable HTML5 software services on our UXL and SX6 series Smart TV processors,” says Mustafa Ozgen, vice president and general manager Home Multimedia for Sigma Designs. “With our close development cooperation with Opera, we were able to pre-integrate the Opera SDK and the needed DRM, smooth streaming and other web services to our platforms. This will help our customers to reduce their time to market and save research and development costs."

The Opera Devices SDK powers the web experience on tens of millions of devices made by over 50 customers, including Sony, Samsung, TiVo, Humax, Arris, Cisco, Amino, TCL, Sharp, Vestel and Altech. Opera Software's web products for Smart TV devices also include the Opera TV Store app platform and the Opera TV browser.

Come and meet Opera Software at CES in the Las Vegas Convention Center (January 7-10), at South Hall S2, Lower Level, #MP25070, CES Meeting Place. To arrange a commercial or media meeting, contact zlauder [at] opera.com.

About Sigma Designs

Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ: SIGM) is a world leader in connected media platforms. The company designs and builds the essential semiconductor technologies that serve as the foundation for the world’s leading IPTV set-top boxes, DTV, connected media players, residential gateways, home control systems and more. For more information about Sigma Designs, please visit www.sigmadesigns.com. Sigma Designs, Secure Media Processor, and the Sigma Designs logo are either registered trademarks or trademarks of Sigma Designs, Inc. and its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries. All other trademarks mentioned herein are believed to be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Opera Software ASA

Opera products enable more than 350 million internet consumers worldwide to discover and connect with the content and services that matter most to them, no matter what device, network or location. In turn, we help advertisers reach the audiences that build value for their businesses. Opera also delivers products and services to more than 120 mobile operators around the world, enabling them to provide a faster, more economical and better network experience to their subscribers.
From family photos and funny videos to business ideas that change the world economy, the internet has always been about discovery. Whether you are a consumer getting online for the first time, or a multinational corporation trying to reach the right audience, Opera can help you discover more online.
Opera Software ASA is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPERA. ‘Opera’, ‘Opera Software’, ‘Opera Mini’ and the ‘O’ logo are trademarks of Opera Software ASA. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. Learn more about Opera at www.opera.com.

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